Shark Tank Recap: Mark Cuban Calls Buls*** on Founder of TITIN

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"Shark" Mark Cuban got angry when he did not believe the claims of one man seeking funding for his company on the Halloween edition of ABC's "Shark Tank."

Patrick Whaley, the founder of TITIN Tech, which makes weighted training gear, appeared in the Tank and Cuban did not believe his pitch.

Cuban warned him to give scientific data -- and not anecdotes -- about why his clothing works.

"TITIN is a patented, form-fitting, weighted compression gear that fits around the human anatomy," Whalley explained. "Our apparel uses gel weights as inserts that are the same density as your own muscle tissue.

And you can also heat it or freeze it so it's great for healing sore muscles and improving recovery times.

I'm here today to show you that there is a better way to train. The only question left is, which one of you sharks can keep up?"

"Talk science to me," Cuban responded.

Whaley attempted to, but Cuban responded by dismissing his claims as anecdotal.

"My BS meter is going through the roof," Cuban said during the show.

Whaley was seeking $500,000 for a 5% equity stake in his company which would suggest it has a $10 million value.

Cuban was the first Shark to drop out. Kevin "Mr. Wonderful" O'Leary offered $500,000 for 15%. Daymond John offered $500,000 for 20%.

Whaley counter-offered with $500,000 for a 10% stake. O'Leary refused to budge as did John. Whaley accepted John's offer.


Whaley founded TITIN Tech in the basement of his home, according to the company's website. The idea for weighted training gear came to him as a skinny little boy in elementary school.

During that time, Whaley would load up his backpack with books and wear it around to help build muscle.

He thought weighted clothing of some sort would be more comfortable and more efficient than a bulky backpack.

During his high school years, sketches were drawn and not too long after that, prototypes were being made, all funded by money Whaley earned while working in his spare time.

That dream was put on hold when in 2009 while Whaley was studying mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech he was shot in the chest at point blank range during an armed robbery. A bullet entered his chest, piercing his right lung, his liver and nicking a major artery before exiting his back.

He survived the shooting, but was left greatly weakened by the incident. Once he was home from the hospital, Whaley used his prototypes to help speed his recovery.